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Useful Tropical Plants

Phrynium rheedei

Suresh & Nicolson

Marantaceae


We have followed the treatment in the Flora of China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
], but the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families gives this name as a synonym of Phrynium pubinerve Blume[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Narukila ovate (L.) Farw.

Phrynium capitatum Willd.

Phrynium densiflorum Moritzi ex Körn.

Phrynium laoticum Gagnep.

Phrynium malaccense Ridl.

Phrynium ovatum (L.) Druce

Phrynium philippinense Ridl.

Phrynium pubigerum Blume

Phrynium thorelii Gagnep.

Phyllodes capitata Kuntze

Phyllodes pubigera (Blume) Kuntze

Phyllodes pubinervis (Blume) Kuntze

Pontederia ovata L.

Common Name:

Phrynium rheedei
The leaves of the very closely related species Phrynium pubinerve
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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Phrynium rheedei Phrynium rheedei

General Information

Phrynium rheedei is a herbaceous perennial plant growing around 1 metre tall from a tuberous rhizome[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use to wrap foods.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.

Habitat

Wet shaded places in dense forests; at elevations from 100 - 1,400 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The leaves are wrapped around various article of food before boiling in order to impart colour and an agreeable flavour[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. They are also added to the liquid in the manufacture of vinegar[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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